Skip to main content Skip to main navigation
  1. Home
  2. Teacher Education
  3. Special Education
  4. Early Childhood Special Education
  5. Early Childhood Special Education - 0 to 8 Years: Strategies for Positive Outcomes

Early Childhood Special Education - 0 to 8 Years: Strategies for Positive Outcomes, 1st edition

  • Sharon A. Raver
Early Childhood Special Education - 0 to 8 Years: Strategies for Positive Outcomes

ISBN-13: 9780131745988

Includes: Paperback

1st edition

Published byPearson (March 3rd 2008) - Copyright © 2009

Free delivery
$106.65 $85.32
Free delivery
$106.65 $85.32

What's included

  • Paperback

    You'll get a bound printed text.


Featuring the application of evidence-based strategies, ecological and family-based approaches, effective learning, and the use of responsive cultural/linguistic practices, Early Childhood Education (0-8 Years): Strategies for Positive Outcomes, prepares students for all the professional knowledge and skill competencies they need to promote optimal development in infant and toddlers (0-3), preschoolers (3-5), and primary-aged (6-8) children with special needs.  Using real-life case studies to illustrate recommended practices, the book clearly presents disability characteristics, assessment practices, and easy-to-implement interventions for inclusive and special education settings, while giving students all the resources they need to master and apply the material.


Highlights of This First Edition:

  • Prepares students with ALL the professional knowledge and skill competencies necessary to promote optimal development in children with special needs from birth through 8 years old.
  • Highlights intervention techniques from special education, speech-language pathology, occupational/physical therapy, and the fields of vision and hearing impairments.
  • Uses a real-life case study in each chapter to illustrate recommended practices and strategies.
  • Examines the legal, philosophical, and instructional tenets of the field of Early Childhood Special Education in detail, including IDEA 2004.
  • Features how to use evidence-based practices and strategies that maximize communicative, cognitive/literacy, fine and gross motor, adaptive, and social-emotional development in infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-aged children.


Table of contents



1.    Introduction to Working with Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Primary-Aged Students with Special Needs

        Landmark Federal Legislation

        Characteristics of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and General Early Childhood Education (ECE)

        Characteristics of Children Receiving ECSE Services

        Objectives for Intervention with Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Primary-Aged Students

        Service Delivery Models

        An Ecological Approach

        Professional Standards


2.    Buidling Partnerships in Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Settings

        The Impact of Special Needs on Families

        The Family-Based Approach

        Communication Strategies for Working with Parents and Other Professionals

        Strategies for Building Effective Teams


3.    Assessment and Individualized Interventions

        Types and Functions of Assessment

        Developing Individualized Family Service Plans

        Developing Individualized Educational Programs

        Monitoring Learners' Progress


4.    Effective Instructional and Accommodative Practices

        Designing the Physical Space

        Planning Instruction to Maximize Learning

        Instructional Strategies That Support Learning and Engagement

        Modifications and accommodations for Inclusive Settings




5.    Promoting Communication Development

        Definitions, Characteristics, and Assessment of Children with Communication Delays and Impairments

        General Strategies for Fostering Communication and Language

        Using Augmentative-Alternative Communication Systems


6.    Promoting Cognitive and Literacy Development

        Theories of Cognitive Development

        Effects of Early Experience

        Cognitive Milestones and Implications

        Strategies for Promoting Cognitive Development

        Strategies for Promoting Literacy Development


7.    Promoting Fine and Gross Motor and Adaptive Skills Development

        General Theories of Fine and Gross Motor Development

        Service Delivery Models

        Assessment Practices

        Characteristics of Children with Physical Disabilities

        Therapeutic Intervention Strategies

        Adaptive Skills Strategies

        Assistive Technology


8.    Promoting Social and Emotional Development

        Typical Social and Emotional Development

        Managing Challenging Behavior

        General Approaches to Improving Social-Emotional Skills




9.    Techniques for Teaching Young Children with Mild Learning and Behavior Problems

        The Identification Process

        Characteristics of Young Children with Mild Learning/Behavior Problems

        Individualizing and Monitoring Instruction

        Strategies for Promoting Skill Development


10.    Techniques for Teaching Young Children with Moderate/Severe or Multiple Disabilities

        Definition of Children with Severe or Multiple Disabilities

        Characteristics of Children with Severe or Multiple Disabilities

        Using a Needs-Based Approach to Intervention

        Forming Educational Teams for Children with Severe and Multiple Disabilities

        Assessment Considerations

        Curriculum Development for Children with Severe and Multiple Disabilities


11.    Techniques for Teaching Young Children with Hearing Loss


        Causes and Types of Hearing Loss

        Taking a Visual Perspective

        Communication Approaches

        Involving Families in Intervention

        Strategies for Promoting Auditory Development

        Strategies for Promoting Visual Communication

        Promoting Preliteracy and Literacy Development


12.    Techniques for Teaching Young Children with Low Vision and Blindness

        Definitions of Visual Problems and Visual Impairment

        Prevalence of Visual Impairment

        Specialized Related Services Personnel

        Types and Causes of Visual Impairment

        Impact of Vision Impairment on Development

        Assessment and Specialized Areas of Instruction


Appendix A    DEC (2005) Recommended Practices: Child-Focused Practice Competencies

Appendix B    DEC (2005) Recommended Practices: Inclusion Strand

Appendix C    Websites for Families and Professionals



For teachers

All the material you need to teach your courses.

Discover teaching material